Google Maps Returns to iPhone with Turn-by-Turn Navigation
Google today published a brand new Maps application for Apple's iPhone. The new Google Maps has 2D and 3D vector-based graphics, Street View, business photos, and, for the first time, free voice-guided, turn-by-turn navigation. Google Maps for iPhone also includes live traffic updates, public transportation routes and schedules, and 80 million searchable points of interest. According to Google, Maps is constantly updated with user-supplied feedback concerning accuracy. For example, Google suggests that iPhone users shake their phone when they see something in Maps that's incorrect. Doing so will let users send corrections to Google. Last, Google also released Google Maps SDK for iOS so developers can build Google Maps directly into their own iOS applications. Google Maps for iOS works on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, though Google says it is optimized for the iPhone 5. It is free to download and use. Apple removed the native Google Maps app from iOS earlier this year, substituting it with its own, in-house mapping program.
CarPlay Lets Drivers Access Their iPhone Via Siri
Apple today announced CarPlay, a bridge that will let drivers user their car's infotainment center to access and interact with their iPhone. In order to work, CarPlay must be installed by the car manufacturer and a separate app must be installed on the iPhone.
Apple Makes iOS8 Available to the Masses
Apple today released iOS8 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch (5th gen). iOS8 offers a number of refinements to Apple's mobile operating system.
Apple Updates Pages, Keynote, and Numbers
Apple recently published updates to its core productivity applications for the iPhone and iPad. Pages, Apple's word processor, has a significant number of new features.
Verizon iPhone Users Gain Access to Isis via Cashwrap Case
Verizon Wireless today announced the availability of the Incipio Cashwrap case for owners of the iPhone. The Cashwrap case includes an NFC radio and compatibility with the Isis mobile payment service.
Ting Now Supports Apple iPhone 5
Ting, an MVNO that uses Sprint's network, is now allowing customers to bring their own iPhone 5 and activate it on Ting. The iPhone 5 must be a Sprint-compatible version.
Apple iPhone 4S
3.5" display 640 x 960 pixels
Apple A5 processor
0 mAh battery
Headphone Jack (3.5mm)